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  1. Get involved and have your say

    You and your young person can have a say in the support and services you need. By sharing your experiences and collaborating with us and other organisations, we can make positive changes that benefit all SEND families in the city. What shall I tell you…
  2. Support from organisations

    This information is part of the Local Offer SEND Information Hub. Here is a selection of organisations and groups in the Manchester area and nationally to support parents/carers and families with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  You can also search our online directory…
  3. SEND education

    This information is part of the Local Offer SEND Information Hub.   If you are new to the world of SEND, it might be helpful to read our Guidance For New Parent Carers.   The Special Education and Disability Information, Advice and Support Manchester (SENDIASS) offers free information, advice and support…
  4. What is the Manchester Local Offer?

    This is an introduction to who we are and how we can support you, especially if you are: a parent/carer a young person up to 25 with SEND working with families and young people Watch our short film about Manchester Local Offer.   
  5. How you are having a say

    Watch our short film about Manchester Local Offer.  Here are some of the ways parents/carers and young people with SEND are having their say in the city. Co-production: In these special editions of the newsletter, we share the co-production work in the city. Here is…
  6. Local Offer SEND Information Hub

    We have created this resource to bring information together in one place around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Manchester City Council area and beyond.  To learn more about us, please visit What is Manchester Local Offer? You can sign up to our newsletter for regular…
  7. Young people (up to 25)

    This information is part of the Local Offer SEND Information Hub. Watch this fun video about stuff to do in Manchester, made by students from Loreto College. There is also this video about the Flip project, an example of a SEND Community Offer activity for young people.     …
  8. Benefits and grants

    This information is part of the Local Offer SEND Information Hub.  In Manchester, Carers Manchester and Citizens Advice offer support and signposting around money matters. There is also Manchester City Council's Cost of Living Advice Line and information hub. Nationally, the charity Contact has a lot of helpful information. See the Household matters section for financial support around…
  9. Education, Health and Care Plans

    What is an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan?An EHC plan describes your child’s special educational needs (SEN) and the help they will get to meet them. An EHC plan also includes any health and care provision that is needed. It is a legal document…
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